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The last 20 posts from the AndroidForMobile Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Christine Schmidt    Sept. 20, 2018
We analyzed the data of groups as large as 40,000 members and as small as 300, from international organizations to local publishers. How does yours fit in?
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 20, 2018
“She wrote a fabulous piece that did incredibly well and I think there’s no way on earth that (a) she would have submitted or (b) it would have run, before we started this stuff. It got more than double the usual number of pageviews for an opinion piece.”
John Keefe    Sept. 19, 2018
Blockchain-and-journalism startup Civil aims to build a decentralized infrastructure for news, and you can invest in their vision. It just might take you a while.
Christine Schmidt    Sept. 19, 2018
“As journalists, we’re taught to be competitive and territorial. On the other hand, things are changing dramatically, so don’t assume other people in your local market don’t want to collaborate.”
Christine Schmidt    Sept. 19, 2018
“French success resulted from a combination of structural factors, luck, as well as the effective anticipation and reaction of the Macron campaign staff, the government, and civil society, especially the mainstream media.”
Caroline Crampton    Sept. 18, 2018
“If you didn’t read The Guardian or know anything about it, you should be able to listen to that podcast and get an idea of the stories we thought were important. We certainly tried to reflect The Guardian’s values.”
Nicholas Quah    Sept. 18, 2018
Plus: The real-world impact of true-crime shows, Serial prepares its return, and an NBC podcast built around an Instagram account.
Nicholas Quah    Sept. 18, 2018
The past few years marked a period of unchecked experimentation on a large scale. Now, the tests have been run, the results have come in, and the time has come to shift resources based on what was found.
Ken Doctor    Sept. 17, 2018
One’s a family-controlled, century-plus-old newspaper chain, known for believing in its civic mission but not for its digital strategy. The other is, well, Tronc. With an assist from L.A.’s richest man, could this be a path forward?
Heather Chaplin    Sept. 16, 2018
“Because journalism is not The New York Times, or BuzzFeed, or the Miami Herald. When you strip everything down to its essential function, journalism is a system for collecting, synthesizing, verifying and distributing news. Everything else is just form.”
Christine Schmidt    Sept. 16, 2018
“It’s not just an initiative — it’s an opportunity for others to join to address these challenges for local news, around the country and in Philadelphia.”
Julie Posetti and Cherilyn Ireton    Sept. 14, 2018
“Journalists can be direct victims of disinformation campaigns, but they are also pushing back.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 14, 2018
Should one partisan news outlet be able to wield power over another, using Facebook as the cudgel?
Christine Schmidt    Sept. 13, 2018
“One of my fears when we started was that there wouldn’t be enough topics, but it’s safe to say that’s not a concern.”
Joshua Benton    Sept. 13, 2018
Are these moves a harbinger of consolidation, a healthy restructuring for a rapidly growing industry, or something else entirely?
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 11, 2018
Facebook: “Sociopath,” “bipolar,” “uncool uncle,” “midlife crisis.” WhatsApp: “Best friend,” “sociable,” “fun,” “honest.”